How much will it cost to subdivide land?

As a private town planning consultancy, we are often the first to be asked “Can I subdivide my property” and then “How much is it going to cost to subdivide the property”.

Whilst Urban Planners Queensland can help you answer whether your site is subdividable we purposefully do not offer project management services [town planning is our place of expertise] which precludes us from answering how you are going to complete the subdivision and what it is going to add up to in fees.

The general consensus based on data is that a standard 1 into 2 lot subdivision in South East Queensland is going to set you back $90,000 to $120,000 inclusive of town planning, infrastructure charges, government fees, operational works and servicing the allotments.

The average Council approval for a small subdivision will cost applicants $10,000 to $15,000 inclusive of Council fees, private planner fees and a plan from a surveyor. 

Some items may not be applicable to your project and others that are applicable may not be listed but this is a good starting point and a useful tool.


This post was written in 2020 and edited in 2022.